Introducing Campobello Island
The atmosphere on Campobello is remarkably different from that on Deer Island. It's a gentler and more prosperous island, with straight roads and better facilities. The wealthy have long been enjoying Campobello as a summer retreat. Due to its accessibility and proximity to New England, it feels as much a part of the USA as of Canada, and most of the tourists here are Americans.
Like many moneyed families, the Roosevelts bought property in this peaceful coastal area at the end of the 1800s and it is for this that the island is best known. The southern half of Campobello is almost all park and a golf course occupies still more.
Come to the island prepared. There's a single grocery store, two ATMs, a liquor store and a pharmacy, but no gas station – the 1200 residents of Campobello must cross the bridge to Lubec, Maine to fill their tanks. They generally use the same bridge to go elsewhere in New Brunswick, as the Deer Island ferry only operates in the summer.